OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. EB110371RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO.ZQ003611R
               ENIO F. MINERVINI

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On February 16, 1990, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed 
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          February 2, 1990, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall 
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations 
          known as 34-57 82nd Street, Queens, New York, Apartment No. 6H, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator terminated the proceeding on the 
          basis that a determination of the tenant's complaint had already 
          been made on September 30, 1985 under docket number 8444.

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2526.1 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

               The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator's order was 

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record 
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to 
          the issue raised by the administrative appeal.  

               This proceeding was originally commenced in September, 1985 by 
          the tenant's filing of a complaint of rent overcharge in which the 
          tenant stated in substance that the owner lists one total rent 
          charge instead of separate unfurnished apartment rent charge and 
          furniture charge and does this in order to try to collect the 
          additional future monthly percentage increases on both the 
          unfurnished apartment rent and the furniture charge.  The tenant 
          also indicated that he had filed an objection to registration under 
          docket number 8444.

               In answer to the tenant's complaint, the owner stated in 
          substance that it was a duplicate of the tenant's complaint filed 
          under docket number 8444 and should be dismissed on that basis.  The 
          owner further stated that the apartment was rented furnished to the 
          tenant and that the owner was entitled to combine the furniture rent 
          charge into the lawful stabilized rent.

               In Order Number 8444, the Rent Administrator found no rent 
          overcharge and stated in the rent calculation chart that the 
          furniture charge was included in the lawful stabilization rent as a 


          surcharge and guideline increases were not imposed on the furniture 
          charge.  The tenant did not file an appeal from this order.

               In Order Number ZQ003611R appealed herein, the Rent 
          Administrator terminated the proceeding on the basis that a 
          determination had already been made under docket number 8444.

               In this petition, the tenant alleges in substance that for his 
          lease commencing October 1, 1986 there should be no $15.00 low rent 
          allowance since the rent effective October 30, 1986 including the 
          furniture allowance was $375.09 which was over the amount of $350.00 
          - the maximum amount for the $15.00 low rent allowance to be 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

               The overcharge complaint filed by the tenant herein was a 
          duplicate of the tenant's objection to registration filed under 
          docket number 8444.  The tenant did not file an appeal to the 
          determination made under docket number 8444 and thus the overcharge 
          complaint herein was properly terminated.  It is noted that the 
          tenant's contention on appeal regarding the lease commencing October 
          1, 1986 was not part of the tenant's overcharge complaint appealed 
          herein and cannot be considered for the first time on appeal since 
          this is not a de novo proceeding.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and, that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




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